This equipment assesses and responds to various aspects of a patient's condition and vital signs, including temperature, heart rate, respiration, activity and alertness. This upgrade will improve efficiency, reduce costs and align the equipment used at these locations with equipment used across Mayo Clinic.
"This new equipment will improve our patient monitoring capabilities and increase efficiency at all of our Southwest Minnesota hospitals," says Robert Bosse, D.O., an emergency medicine physician at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. "The upgrade will help us manage information about patients' conditions and vital signs to better meet our patients' needs and standardize care across Mayo Clinic."
Having standardized physiologic equipment allows health care providers, nurses and technicians to coordinate a patient's care while being in different places. Monitoring patients and delivering care becomes much more effective when experts from across Mayo Clinic are using a single system with standardized equipment. All focus can then be on the patient's care — not learning or adjusting to different technology.
The new equipment will be in place by mid-April. Staff training is being provided in advance.
Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive highest-quality physical and virtual health care close to home.
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